Accession Number : ADA308977

Title :   Role, Organization, and Functions of Joint Movement Control in Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Shea, Thomas M.

PDF Url : ADA308977

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : In the post cold war era we have become dependent on strategic deployment to project our forces throughout the world. The movement control during the deployment and employment of joint forces is a critical component of the command and control system. Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (RSO&I) is critical in the deployment and employment of Joint forces into a theater of operation. If we cannot adequately control the RSO&I process then we will loose momentum and delay providing the combat power to the Joint Force Commander. Several improvements to the role, functions, and organization of the Joint Movement Center (JMC) are recommended. Joint doctrine must be changed to provide authoritative guidance that establishes movement control as a joint function and not a Service responsibility. It must provide for specific manning for the core of the JMC. The JMC and Service component movement control elements must be a unity of effort organized under a single command authority - the Joint Force Commander. The joint movement control system must also be provided with the appropriate technology to control movements for the Joint Force Commander.

Descriptors :   *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *COLD WAR, *POSTWAR OPERATIONS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, DEPLOYMENT, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, EMPLOYMENT, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, GUIDANCE, POWER, STRATEGIC WARFARE, MOMENTUM.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE